It’s a Touchy Subject: Hennepin Made’s New Touch-Activated Lamps
Hennepin Made launches their new Taku collection that reinvigorates the relationship we have with objects in a world where everything is activated automatically and distantly. Inspired by the Aladdin Lamps by Alladin Industries in the mid-1950s, the lighting series is activated by human touch.
Taku consists of a small and large table lamp, a corded sconce, a concealed cord sconce, and a flush mount. Each piece is bold and generous in size, though still compact in form; Taku has more mass than any other Hennepin Made collection to date. An integrated LED bulb hides behind the metal covering emitting a radiant light while an internal diffuser provides each lamp with three layers of light diffusion in order to provide uniform lighting.
The collection is available in two glass textures: a crystal version that lights two pieces of glass through a void on the inside of the lamp, and a frosted version that dissipates the diffused light as it moves vertically towards the top of the lamp. Five metal finishes (Brushed Brass, Antique Bronze, Matte Black, Matte White, and Black Patina) ensure that the Taku collection can blend into any space.
To give back through design, 3% of the profit from the Taku collection will be donated to Project Drawdown to combat climate change, an issue affecting the North American glaciers that have inspired Hennepin Made’s product names.